A convincing first set and an early Break in the second section were not enough for the hoped-for first step on the desired path to the semi-finals of the WTA Finals. After two hours of play the top seed was beaten. Only less than a week the 30 announced-Year-old to the end of the cooperation with the Belgian Fissette and amazement triggered.

Kerber: “I had so many opportunities,”

“in the end, that was the beginning, I had in mind. I was in the third set so a lot of chances, but could not,” said the consistency after the avoidable defeat. “I still have two chances. I like how in the first sentence and the two sentences do. I must, therefore, be constant.”

On Tuesday, the German number one in the seven million Dollar season finale of the best eight Tennis-ladies game. In the other preliminary round play, it gets the three-time Grand Slam winner, with US Open winner Naomi Osaka and the American Sloane Stephens to do.

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